Basson Laubscher - Testify

Basson Laubscher and the Violent Free Peace – Testifying to All

Basson Laubscher and the Violent Free Peace has given a new lick of paint to dirty rock ‘n roll and brought sexy back with their new album Testify. By using darkly ornate, literary-minded, self-consciously verbose blues rock ‘n roll they have exceeded expectations with this bad boy.

Acts like summer and walks like rain. A firm believer that human adolescence doesn’t end until your early thirties, a devoted reader, professional procrastinator, potential alcoholic behavior, evil thinker, explorer and passionate smurf…

Bottomless Coffee Band - Anthelia

Anthelia: Bottomless Coffee Band’s stronger folk-pop return

With their sophomore album, Anthelia, Bottomless Coffee Band expands on what they’ve done before; but they’re also more sharply focused. The Cape Town-based husband-and-wife duo defines the album title, Anthelia, as “the ability to see beauty in everything and everyone around us,” and the title track builds on that idea, with lines like “through all the weakness, you seem to see something good in me,” sung in strong male-female harmonies.

Floris Groenewald

Floris sometimes writes things when he’s not watching movies or playing video games or editing videos or folk-rock singing/songwriting.

The Amblers - The Dustling Man EP cover

The Amblers with their unforgettable EP release – The Dustling Man

The Amblers may be a newly revamped band, but their competent blues-rock sound easily confrim them as the local duo that’s got us most excited at the moment. They just dropped a debut EP, The Dustling Man

Acts like summer and walks like rain. A firm believer that human adolescence doesn’t end until your early thirties, a devoted reader, professional procrastinator, potential alcoholic behavior, evil thinker, explorer and passionate smurf…

Piet Botha - Die Middernagtrein

Piet Botha’s Die Middernagtrein pulls in

I won’t lie, I approached this review with some trepidation, as I don’t think I’m the target demographic for this album, being an English chick who primarily listens to rock and metal. However, Piet Botha has released a very listenable album in Die Middernagtrein. There are one or two songs that miss the mark for me, but music is quite a personal thing so please feel free to disagree with me.

Lenore Germeshuys

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Jeremy Loops - Critical as Water

Jeremy Loops is feeling better when he smiles with Critical As Water

I thoroughly enjoyed Critical As Water – Jeremy Loops’ latest album. Most of the songs find you bobbing your head along without even realizing it. I really can’t find much to criticize about this album. It might be my own musical tastes creeping in, but I’m picking up a few Newton Faulkner influences here and there, as well as a subtle hint of Ed Sheeran.

Lenore Germeshuys

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Kings of Improg - Henosis

Henosis: Kings of Improg explores “oneness” in instrumental rock

When it comes to rock ‘n roll there are certain groups that have left permanent marks, whether it was in the Hall of Fame or simply just on our hearts. Either way, we cannot ignore the major impact that the genre has made on previous generations and those still to come. Now as a lover of rock, I am always looking for new music. But when I don’t find anything to my liking, I am forced to go back into the archives and search for the classics. Upon a recent search I came across an instrumental progressive rock band known as the Kings of Improg. The band recently released their debut album titled Henosis, which has completely blown my mind.

Cameron is also known as Griffin D, the stage perfomer, poet, writer and entertainment manager. Surely he keeps himself busy with music at all times. If he doesn’t have a pen in his hands while writing new material, then you would surely find him with his headphones on and listening to some new music.

Lost&Found climbs Up&Down with Snakes & Ladders

Lost&Found have given birth to a mystical album… Yes, we are talking about Snakes & Ladders!

The alternative rock duo is made up of Glenn Hodgson on guitar and vicious vocals, and Jason Oosthuizen on backing vocals and dangerous drums. Glenn previously played for The Parlotones and Jason for The Black Cat Bones and Van Coke Kartel, among other projects. These two well-known musicians have not taken the easy road whilst in the delivery room, they made it work nonetheless; The album took 11 months to write and they did this all while touring the country… Impressed? Well wait until you hear the album!

Acts like summer and walks like rain. A firm believer that human adolescence doesn’t end until your early thirties, a devoted reader, professional procrastinator, potential alcoholic behavior, evil thinker, explorer and passionate smurf…

Mike Shinoda Post Traumatic EP

Mike Shinoda is dealing with grief on record: Post Traumatic EP

For those who might not know, Mike Shinoda is one of the members of Linkin Park – whose lead vocalist, Chester Bennington, recently commited suicide. While he’s performed with Linkin Park and Fort Minor, and helped produce the music of other artists, this EP is Shinoda’s first solo musical offering under his own name.

Lenore Germeshuys

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